A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following.
- has a grandiose sense of self-importance
- is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
- believes that he or she is "special" and unique.
- requires excessive admiration
- has a sense of entitlement
- is interpersonally exploitative
- lacks empathy
- is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
- shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes " Wiki
Willfully ignorant, unwilling to tolerate dissent in discussion, hungry for adulation, cruel to those who are instinctively seen as competition, jealous of other’s accomplishments (the ridicule heaped on David Gregory’s pronunciation of French words comes to mind), inability to accept criticism, etc.
Is George W. Bush a classic example of the "Narcissistic Personality Disorder?" There are many such people among us. We all know some. Perhaps we are "some."
I invite your discussion. pl